The centre is an area of outstanding historic and cultural assets. Situated in the central-eastern part of the city, confined by the Motlawa River and the Dead Vistula, the district virtually teems with life. Hotels in this area belong to the most frequently selected ones by guests visiting Gdansk, mainly because of the large variety and range on offer as well as the abundant selection of local attractions. Well-known landmarks of the city such as Dwor Artusa or Pomnik Poleglych Stoczniowcow (Monument of the Fallen Shipyardsmen) adjoin with many equally unique monuments. Hotels in the centre and throughout Gdansk are easy to find for tourists and business guests alike. Off-season you can book accommodation in the very centre at a low rate. In the summer the prices are higher but it is still possible to find a bargain.
Gdansk is not only a city with a rich 1000-year history. It is also the seaside city with beautiful sandy beaches stretching for miles. Travellers seeking peace and quiet will find it in green Sobieszewo with its Ptasi Raj (Bird Paradise) nature reserve or in Stogi, situated in the eastern part of the city. The bathing beaches of Brzezno, Przymorze and Jelitkowo are situated between the Old Town and Sopot. They attract tourists interested in the wide choice of nearby restaurants, seaside bars and equipment rental companies. Bikers can enjoy a cycle lane stretching a dozen or so kilometres along the coastline, starting in Brzezno and leading towards the Sopot Pier. The map of Gdansk indicates 7 guarded beaches: Gdansk Sobieszewo, Gdansk Orle, Stogi, Molo and Dom Zdrojowy Gdansk Brzezno, Jelitkowo and Klipper Jelitkowo. Seaside hotels in Gdansk are very popular during the summer season, therefore it is recommended to choose a hotel well in advance.
Oliwa’s pastoral climate is testimony to the fact that Gdansk holds many surprises, also outside the strict centre area. The district, inhabited by the Cystercians since the 12th century, abounds in old villas and well-kept parks. Being situated close to Sopot is an extra advantage, which makes local hotels worth considering. For the people in quest for quiet and relaxation and those willing to sightsee the cathedral and listen to an organ concert a hotel in Gdansk – Oliwa is a perfect choice. Transportation options are manifold, including trains and buses, and the Rębiechowo airport is also situated nearby.
Wrzeszcz is one of the most interesting parts of the city. Once mainly a villa district of Gdansk, it was here that the Noble prize winner Günter Grass was born. Taking a stroll around Wrzeszcz one can still come across stylish old villas as well as art nouveau town houses. The Technology University, with its numerous dormitories is scattered around the district, add some student spirit to the area. Hotels in Gdansk – Wrzeszcz afford good communication connection with other parts of the city. The district is intersected by the lively and loud Aleja Grunwaldzka (Grunwaldzka Avenue). Deviating from Grunwaldzka we will find charming and quiet living areas, including several hotels. Gdansk Wrzeszcz, a fast city train station, allows for quick transport both to the centre of Gdansk as well as to Oliwa, Sopot and Gdynia.
Siedlce is a housing estate situated in the direct neighbourhood of the centre. Pre-war wooden architecture, typical of Siedlce, perished in the fire at the end of WW II. At present the district is populated with town houses from the 1950s rimming Kartuska street as well as blocks of flats characteristic of later times. Hotels in this district of Gdansk are willingly chosen by business travellers visiting the Tricity, mostly for their availability of numerous communication lines. Hotels in this location will also stand up to the expectations of tourists in search of cheaper alternative to the hotels in the centre of Gdansk.
Suchanino is a housing district dominated by blocks of flats and single-family houses. Hotels in Gdansk – Suchanino are usually smaller and with average standards, which offer the proximity of the centre as well as tidy, well-equipped rooms for an affordable price. Those looking for lodging on a budget in a quiet neighbourhood should consider staying in this area.
From the northern outskirts of the Old Town all through Mlyniska and Letnica and as far as Nowy Port, the cityscape of Gdansk is dominated by industrial areas, intertwined with housing estates. The cranes of the Stocznia Gdanska (Gdansk Shipyard) tower over Mlyniska. Hotels in this area of Gdansk are a comfortable solution for travellers professionally linked to the shipyard or the port, but also for passengers awaiting their ferry for football fans heading for a match at the PGE Arena. Hotels in this area may also be a cheap alternative for tourists and it only takes a few minutes by tram to reach the Main Town.
Rudniki is an extensive yet scarcely populated district, dominated by the chimneys of Rafineria Gdanska (Gdansk Refinery). The district is intersected by Elblaska street, in the proximity of which almost all the local hotels are situated. Hotels in Gdansk – Rudniki are a good alternative for the people arriving to the city by car – parking places are easy to find and it is close to the exit road in the direction of Warsaw.
Zaspa is a district of Gdansk located in the city’s northern part. It is dominated by large-panel concrete blocks of flats, one of which was once inhabited by Lech Walesa and his family. Hotels in this area of Gdansk will satisfy those in search of economically priced lodging within sensible distance of the centre. An additional asset of this district is the proximity of the seaside and the beaches in Brzezno or Jelitkowo. Hotels in Zaspa are also relatively close to the PGE Arena in the Letnica district..
Districts situated in the south of Gdansk, such as Chelm or Orunia, are mostly populated by apartment houses, in some areas also industrial buildings. Hotels in this area of Gdansk are often chosen by visitors who are just passing through Gdansk. Hotels at this location are worth considering if an affordable price is the priority. Reaching the centre from here is not a major problem.
In the western part of Gdansk there are a few large housing districts, such as Bretowo, Kokoszki, Osowa or Jasien. Those are convenient localizations for guests who prefer to stay at a hotel near the airport. Hotels in the western part of Gdansk will also satisfy visitors travelling by car, as road number 7 provides a direct link to the centre of the city.
Despite a large number of accommodation facilities, during summer months hotels in Gdansk tackle with the problem of sleeping place shortage. Therefore, a holiday stay should be planned much in advance while keeping in mind that prices at hotels in the summer can be higher than those offered outside the holiday season. That is why it is sometimes worth considering staying in the districts a little farther from the centre, where even in the summer hotel prices can be quite inviting.
Outside the holiday season it is much easier to obtain a dream accommodation – even higher standard hotels often offer attractive bargains.The hotel offer range in Gdansk is now very wide, allowing one to choose between all categories of hotels, including luxurious 4- and 5-star establishments.
Although Gdansk is considered a tourist destination, it is just as often visited by business travellers. The wide accommodation offer of the city is furthermore enriched in strictly business-oriented hotels offering well-equipped conference and training rooms.
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